Pittsburgh Penguins v Carolina Hurricanes, Game Three
RALEIGH, NC - MAY 23: Fans enter the RBC Center before the Carolina Hurricanes face the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 23, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh